Automated testing is a very useful feature that is simple to implement in any open source project. It allows the testing to be automated to ensure that nothing will break when things are changed. In the open source world, code is changed quite often so having automated testing can make it easy to track and manage errors and we can know if the code is properly written to pass the tests. Overall, it is very beneficial in open source programming. Travis CI makes it very easy to link your Github page and the repos on it. It is very easy to get started and I would recommend it to everyone! I always used to do my testing by outputting the results and comparing it with whatever I had in my head, now, it does it all on it's own.
Last week, I left comments asking to be assigned to bugs in Thimble. I was excited to get started but I was informed that the bugs were already taken. And the worst part is that the person who was assigned is a fellow class member. I didn't know if I should be disappointed or happy for him. Anyways, as soon as I found out that none of my bugs were going to be assigned to me, I started commenting on other projects like Balrog, and I managed to land three bugs! Two in Balrog and one in network-pulse-api. I want to work on Balrog first. At first I was having a lot of trouble trying to build the Balrog project. I was running into errors and I kept figuring out how to fix them and I just couldn't get passed one. I was searching for days, i was just staring and not getting anywhere at one point. Finally, I decided to ask my teacher for help and he simply said, talk on IRC. I was a little skeptical but I did what he said and I was greeted and helped within minutes. The guy helpi